Hi all hedgehog champions,
I received an email yesterday from the campaign group 38 degrees that organise their own online petitions. The email was asking for signatures on a petition, targeted at DEFRA, to have the approval of the A24 trap that kills hedgehogs withdrawn. From what I can gather, the petition started by John Turner, has reached over 135,500 SIGNATURES IN JUST 12 DAYS!!!
Here is the link…
It’s fantastic that this one has managed to raise over 100,000 signatures in such a short time, but we need ours to do the same in order to trigger a debate in parliament. If this one can do it, then why can’t the government petition?
From what I understand, anyone who ever signs a 38 degrees petition, is then targeted with any new petitions they think might be of interest, with the result that they have a massive database of people at their disposal. Anyone who signs also has the option to share it over social media and so word spreads rapidly. It just shows that it can be done, all we need is access to the 38 Degrees database or some high profile celeb’s to get tweeting!!!